Drupal Training Course

Course Code

drupalbspk

Duration

21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)

Requirements

Delegates are not required to install Drupal. Delegates must be familiar with web-based user interfaces and using a web browser. Some HTML knowledge is advantageous.

Overview

This course is aimed at those who are new to Drupal

Course Outline

Day 1: Administering Drupal

An Introduction to Drupal 7

  • What is Drupal?
  • The building blocks
  • Where things live

Managing Users

  • User settings
  • Creating, deleting and editing users
  • Roles and access

Managing Content

  • Creating and editing content types
  • Workflow options
  • Creating, editing and deleting content
  • Searching content
  • Using blocks

Ordering Content

  • Drupal taxonomy overview
  • Creating a directory
  • Free tagging
  • The Drupal menu system
  • Friendly URLs and managing URL aliases

Troubleshooting

  • Reading the logs
  • Watchdog
  • Going offline for maintenance

Paths and Redirections

  • Creating path aliases (manually and automatically)
  • Paths and SEO
  • Redirections
  • Changing URL and redirecting users to new one path

Day 2: Introduction to CSS

CSS Basic

  • CSS Introduction
  • CSS Syntax
  • CSS Background
  • CSS Text
  • CSS Font
  • CSS Box Model
  • CSS Border
  • CSS Outline
  • CSS Margin
  • CSS Padding
  • CSS List
  • CSS Table

CSS Advanced

  • CSS Dimension
  • CSS Classification
  • CSS Positioning
  • CSS Pseudo-class
  • CSS Pseudo-element
  • CSS Image Gallery
  • CSS Image Opacity
  • CSS Media Types
  • CSS Don't
  • CSS Summary

Day 3: Theming, Maintenance, Managing

The subject matter for the final day will need to be agreed but will include elements of maintaining the website, how to modify it and how to tinker with the code.

  • The construction site in Drupal
  • Download a theme
  • Installing the composition
  • Modifying built-composition
  • Designing the composition.
  • PHPTemplate Engine
  • Theming Blocks and Content Types
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Overriding existing Style Sheets
  • Creating a new theme from scratch
  • Firefox tools
  • Plugins - Firebug and Webdeveloper

 

 

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